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[DISCUSSION] Google Nexus 4 vs any other phone

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30th November 2012, 07:42 PM   |  #11  
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Nexus 4 vs Optimus G

Why do you think Optimus is scoring 7,000 compared to 4,000 of Nexus 4 in quadrant benchmark test? They both got the same HW!
30th November 2012, 08:23 PM   |  #12  
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Droid DNA vs Nexus 4
I put this in another thread when I was trying to decided between the N4 and DNA.

Nexus 4 Pros:
-Unlocked bootloader, huge dev community
-Most recent software + updates
-Power button on side
-More affordable phone ($349 16gb) and GSM carriers are more affordable
-No Contract
-Resells well

Nexus 4 Cons:
-Touch screen sensitivity (doesnt register light touches, pinching+scrolling delayed)
-Issues with 4.2
-No LTE (yet, has Band 4 which is coming to Tmo soon and likely the new Google/dish network)
-Nav bar can take away screen real estate on the homescreen and some apps
-Light buzzing sound in earphone

DNA Pros:
-Taller 1080p screen, thin bezel
-Capacitive buttons
-4g LTE
-Mifare Classic NFC chips work
-Minimal amounts of software and hardware bugs, 4.1 is more stable

DNA Cons:
-Likely not to have as many ROM options. No S-OFF yet
-2 year contract! Verizon.
-1080p can result in pixelation or small icons in some games/apps
-Phone is more expensive ($599) and Verizon is more expensive
-MicroUSB cover (not a huge deal with wireless charging)
-Power button on top isnt the easiest to press, bad position too
-4.1 and won't get updates as often

Shared Attributes:
-Can be rooted, bootloader can be unlocked
-LCD Screen
-16gb Internal/No microsd
-Wireless charging
-Battery life ~4.5hrs screen-on time
-Great build quality (matter of opinion here, both are excellent in their own way)
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30th November 2012, 08:51 PM   |  #13  
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my 2cent is that why people trying to vs nexus 4 to other smartphones out there, with 300-350 to get unlocked phone, fastest updates, no contracts. They say you get what you paid for but to me Nexus 4 is an exception!. Galaxy S3? Note 2? Iphone 5? HTC DNA? best cameras?, best specs?, best battery life?, all those are nice phones! but look at how much you have to pay?.
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30th November 2012, 09:18 PM   |  #14  
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Originally Posted by justFaisal

Nexus 4 vs Optimus G

Why do you think Optimus is scoring 7,000 compared to 4,000 of Nexus 4 in quadrant benchmark test? They both got the same HW!

That'll be because benchmarks don't really prove anything, just like a review doesn't mean anything if it's from someone you don't know.

BTW Mark, I've just added this thread to the Nexus 4 Complete Index with a note telling people not to create any more threads of that kind

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30th November 2012, 09:30 PM   |  #15  
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Im super unsure if i want to keep my lumia 920 or keep the nexus 4 (its still enroute to my home).

Basically for me it's Lumia 920 on AT&T LTE vs Google awesomeness on AT&T HSPA.
30th November 2012, 09:54 PM   |  #16  
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Originally Posted by robstunner

Im super unsure if i want to keep my lumia 920 or keep the nexus 4 (its still enroute to my home).

Basically for me it's Lumia 920 on AT&T LTE vs Google awesomeness on AT&T HSPA.

In my opinion lte shouldn't be a deciding factor. While it can be nice for certain things, your typical daily operations of the phone i.e. facebook, emails, xda and what not, your not really going to notice any difference

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30th November 2012, 10:16 PM   |  #17  
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Motorila atrix hd is a solid phone even though it boktloader is locked

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Well the day & half I had my nexus 4 I enjoyed it. It did start to grow on me, but I ended up trading it for an iphone 5 32gb unlocked After about 5 minutes setting up the iphone 5 I'd prefer to keep my iphone 4s with the mophie case. (Sold this morning for $420)
30th November 2012, 10:37 PM   |  #19  
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Well the day & half I had my nexus 4 I enjoyed it. It did start to grow on me, but I ended up trading it for an iphone 5 32gb unlocked After about 5 minutes setting up the iphone 5 I'd prefer to keep my iphone 4s with the mophie case. (Sold this morning for $420)

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30th November 2012, 11:29 PM   |  #20  
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Well the day & half I had my nexus 4 I enjoyed it. It did start to grow on me, but I ended up trading it for an iphone 5 32gb unlocked After about 5 minutes setting up the iphone 5 I'd prefer to keep my iphone 4s with the mophie case. (Sold this morning for $420)

Just so I'm clear. You traded a N4 (worth ~400$) for a 32G i5 (~800) and sold the latter for $420? Those are some messed up transactions sir.

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